XLVII Olympia Arts Walk

Friday October 4 and Saturday October 5. More than ninety locations of artists and events taking place in Downtown Olympia. Artists, music, street entertainers and more. Olympia Arts Walk is a celebration of the local arts community by artists & businesses, coordinated by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation.  As part of Olympia’s Arts Walk celebration, community fiber artists will be adorning the light poles bases along the Olympia-Yashiro Friendship Bridge with knitted and crocheted “cozies.” Installation of the yarn art will begin on October 3, 2013 and the exhibition will extend for one week past Arts Walk. The installation is #26 on the Arts Walk.

More information HERE.

UPDATE: State Wildlife Interaction Rules Information

Commission amends state wildlife interaction rules

OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission amended several state wildlife interaction rules, including those addressing conflicts between wolves and livestock, during a public meeting today (Oct. 4) in Olympia.  

The amendments approved by the commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), are more consistent with Washington’s Wolf Conservation and Management plan and implement 2013 legislation.

Those amendments include:


Timberland Reads Together

Timberland Regional Library presents the 9th annual Timberland Reads Together, a community wide effort to get people together to read and discuss one great book through discussion, film, live music and theater. This year’s book is “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” by Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan.

The book chronicles the life of Edward Curtis, an early 20th century photographer from Seattle who gave up being the portrait photographer of the rich and famous to capture in amazing photographic detail the lives and vanishing customs of Native American tribes. Author Timothy Egan will kick things off by speaking on Tuesday, October 1 at 7pm at the Washington Center in Olympia. More than 70 events will follow throughout October, all of which are free and open to the public. More information is at www.TRL.org.

September 30, 2013/TRL News Release

DOR Offers Free Construction Workshops

October, the Washington State Department of Revenue is sponsoring a series of free, two-hour construction industry tax workshops throughout the state. These workshops will make reporting easier for you to understand the state taxes that apply to contractors. You will also gain tools to correct problems and avoid penalties.

Topics covered during the workshops include: Sales tax, itemized billings, reseller permits, spec. versus custom building, refunds, construction management, and some of the most common reporting errors for contractors. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions that apply to their businesses. Workshops will be held in the following locations: